Current Scientific Discovery Awardees

2016 Delivering on Discovery Awardees

Alphabetized by last name of the principal investigator.

Edward Doherty

Yale University
New Haven, CT
MIF/CD74 signaling as a new candidate target for immunotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis
6/1/2017 - 5/31/2019
Total Award Amount: $373,804

James Jarvis

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Interplay Between Genetics and Epigenetics in Polyarticular JIA
1/1/2017-12/31/2018
Total Award Amount: $730,998

Caroline Jefferies

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, NY
Inflammatory neutrophils in lupus lung disease - a novel cellular target 
4/1/2017-3/31/2020
Total Award Amount: $489,555

Richard Loeser

University of North Carolina 
Chapel Hill, NC
The Role of the Microbiome in Metabolic Osteoarthritis
1/1/2017-12/31/2019
Total Award Amount: $499,766

Jordan Orange

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Targeting of Cellular Stress Points and Immune Priming to Relive Symptoms Associated with COPA Syndrome 
1/1/2017-12/31/2019
Total Award Amount: $405,000

Nora Singer

MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH
Cell-based therapy in systemic onset JIA (sJIA) refractory to conventional “c” and biological “b” DMARDs
1/1/2017-12/31/2019
Total Award Amount: $950,000

Other Awardees

To learn more about the awardees and their project(s), click their names below.

Christine Beeton

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Targeting KCa1.1 channels in synoviocytes for the treatment of RA
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2018

Hongsik Cho

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
A Novel Method of Detecting and Treating in Early PTOA Using Smart Nanosome
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017

Bruce Neil Cronstein

New York University School of Medicine 
New York, NY
The Role of Adenosine Receptors in Osteoarthritis 
5/1/2014 – 4/30/2019

Farshid Guilak

Washington University 
St Louis, MO
Engineering new biological therapies for arthritis 
5/1/2014 – 1/31/2020

Martin Kriegel

Yale University
New Haven, CT
Commensal Prokaryotic Ro60 Orthologs as Causal Triggers for Lupus
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2018

Taras Lyubchenko

University of Massachusetts
Lowell, MA
Pathogenic role of autoreactive anergic B cells in Rheumatoid arthritis 
7/1/2014 – 6/30/2018

James Martin

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Engineering Endogenous Cartilage Repair
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2018

Michael Stein

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Extracellular small RNAs in rheumatoid arthritis -Delivering on Discovery
5/1/2016 – 4/30/2021

Hui Sun

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Bronx, NY
A novel formulation for OA prevention and treatment
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2018

Markus Wimmer

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Augmented Feedback Using Pressure Detecting Insoles to Reduce Knee Loading
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2018

Rae Yeung

The Hospital for Sick Children; Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
Toronto, Ontario
Precision Decisions to STOP-JIA
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017